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Marijuana

Author: Jamuna Carroll
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2006.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamuna Carroll
ISBN: 0737733233 9780737733235 0737733241 9780737733242
OCLC Number: 427407180
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Is marijuana use a serious problem? --
1. Marijuana use is harmful / Joseph M. Rey, Andres Martin, Pewter Krabman --
2. Marijuana use is not usually harmful / Lester Grinspoon, James B. Bakalar, Ethan Russo --
3. Marijuana use among youths is a serious problem / National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University --
4. Marijuana use among youths is declining / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration --
5. Marijuana is becoming more potent / National Drug Intelligence Center --
6. Claims that marijuana is becoming more potent are exaggerated / Daniel Forbes --
7. Driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous / pt. I. Office of National Drug Control Policy ; pt. II. Stephen G. Wallace --
8. Driving under the influence of marijuana is not especially dangerous --
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws --
ch. 2. Are current marijuana policies effective and fair? --
1. The war on drugs punishes marijuana users too harshly / Richard Lowry --
2. The war on drugs is necessary to reduce marijuana use / William J. Bennett --
3. Marijuana prohibition laws unfairly imprison minor offenders / Pete Brady --
4. Marijuana prohibition laws do not imprison minor offenders / Iain Murray --
5. Federal laws prohibiting the use of medical marijuana harm patients / Christopher Largen --
6. Federal laws prohibiting the use of medical marijuana protect patients / Eric A. Voth --
7. The federal government should not override state medical marijuana laws / Sherry F. Colb --
8. The federal government should override state medical marijuana laws / Laura M. Nagel --
ch. 3. Should marijuana be legalized? --
1. Marijuana should be legalized / Ethan A. Nadelmann --
2. Marijuana should be decriminalized / R. Keith Stroup --
3. Marijuana should remain illegal / John P. Walters --
4. Medical marijuana should be legalized / Marijuana Policy Project --
5. Safe and effective alternatives to medical marijuana exist / Drug Enforcement Administration --
ch. 4. What should be done to limit marijuana use? --
1. D.A.R.E. prevents marijuana use / Brett Richardson, Leann Richardson --
2. D.A.R.E. is destructive and ineffective / Dan Savage --
3. Anti-marijuana public service announcements deter drug use / National Institute on Drug Abuse --
4. Anti-marijuana public service announcements are ineffective / Rich Lowry --
5. Treatment programs for marijuana users are effective / Susan Sampl, Ronald Kadden --
6. Treatment programs for marijuana users are unnecessary / Richard Cowan --
7. The government's marijuana suppression program reduces drug use / Karen Tandy --
8. The government's marijuana suppression program is harmful / Pete Brady.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Jamuna Carroll, book editor.
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